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On St Brigids Eve people make rush crosses, and hang them up. They also light candles in the windows. On Shrove Tuesday people make pan-cakes and have nuts. On St. Stephen's Day, boys go hunting the wren. They dress up a bush and go around and gather money. There is an old song sung on that day
"The wren, the wren, the king of all birds,
On St. Stephen's Day was caught in the firs
Up with the kettle and down with the pan
A penny or two pence to bury the wren"
On November night people have barm brack and nuts. They put apples and money in